ACS CAN Urges Georgia Lawmakers to Stay Focused on Closing Coverage Gap

Cancer Patients Don’t Have Time to Wait

February 21, 2024

ATLANTA, Georgia – February 20, 2024 – The Georgia legislature today filed a bill to form a comprehensive health care coverage commission, a starting point for ensuring more than 400,000 Georgians have access to comprehensive, affordable coverage.

In response, Julie Vojtech, Government Relations Director for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in Georgia, released this statement:

“The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) hopes lawmakers will continue to discuss immediate solutions to Georgia’s coverage gap and provide accessible, affordable and lifesaving coverage this year, especially at a time when there is unprecedented support across the state. More than 63,000 Georgians will be diagnosed with cancer this year. They can’t wait for treatment.

“We know having health insurance is the key factor in improving a patient’s chance of cancer survival. ACS CAN looks forward to working with lawmakers to find a Georgia-specific solution to the coverage gap. It’s important we keep options open and on the table during the 2024 legislative session.”



The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) advocates for evidence-based public policies to reduce the cancer burden for everyone. We engage our volunteers across the country to make their voices heard by policymakers at every level of government. We believe everyone should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. Since 2001, as the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN has successfully advocated for billions of dollars in cancer research funding, expanded access to quality affordable health care, and advanced proven tobacco control measures. We stand with our volunteers, working to make cancer a top priority for policymakers in cities, states and our nation’s capital. Join the fight by visiting



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